Whyalla

2016 Census All persons QuickStats
Geography type State Suburbs
Area code SSC41571
People 3,635
Male 50.6%
Female 49.4%
Median age 44
Families 932
Average children per family
for families with children 1.8
for all households (a) 0.6
All private dwellings 1,855
Average people per household 2.3
Median weekly household income $1,351
Median monthly mortgage repayments $1,500
Median weekly rent $188
Average motor vehicles per dwelling 1.8

(a) This label has been updated to more accurately reflect the Census concept shown in this data item. The data has not changed.

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People

demographics & education | cultural & language diversity | employment

Demographics & education

People tables are based on a person's place of usual residence on Census night

People
Persons count based on place of usual residence on Census night
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 1,842 50.6 825,997 49.3 11,546,638 49.3
Female 1,795 49.4 850,652 50.7 11,855,248 50.7
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people 74 2.0 34,184 2.0 649,171 2.8

In the 2016 Census, there were 3,635 people in Whyalla. Of these 50.6% were male and 49.4% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 2.0% of the population.

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Age Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median age 44 -- 40 -- 38 --
0-4 years 171 4.7 97,072 5.8 1,464,779 6.3
5-9 years 207 5.7 100,466 6.0 1,502,646 6.4
10-14 years 236 6.5 95,461 5.7 1,397,183 6.0
15-19 years 222 6.1 100,686 6.0 1,421,595 6.1
20-24 years 186 5.1 107,986 6.4 1,566,793 6.7
25-29 years 170 4.7 107,361 6.4 1,664,602 7.1
30-34 years 180 5.0 110,751 6.6 1,703,847 7.3
35-39 years 193 5.3 102,818 6.1 1,561,679 6.7
40-44 years 269 7.4 106,650 6.4 1,583,257 6.8
45-49 years 301 8.3 113,619 6.8 1,581,455 6.8
50-54 years 289 8.0 113,272 6.8 1,523,551 6.5
55-59 years 317 8.7 111,896 6.7 1,454,332 6.2
60-64 years 221 6.1 102,028 6.1 1,299,397 5.6
65-69 years 198 5.5 96,286 5.7 1,188,999 5.1
70-74 years 124 3.4 72,563 4.3 887,716 3.8
75-79 years 134 3.7 53,885 3.2 652,657 2.8
80-84 years 89 2.5 39,374 2.3 460,549 2.0
85 years and over 125 3.4 44,479 2.7 486,842 2.1

The median age of people in Whyalla was 44 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 16.9% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 18.4% of the population.

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Registered marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Married 1,496 49.2 659,638 47.7 9,148,218 48.1
Separated 125 4.1 44,199 3.2 608,059 3.2
Divorced 260 8.6 127,916 9.2 1,626,890 8.5
Widowed 215 7.1 83,281 6.0 985,204 5.2
Never married 943 31.0 468,621 33.9 6,668,910 35.0

Of people in Whyalla aged 15 years and over, 49.2% were married and 12.6% were either divorced or separated.

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Social marital status
People aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Registered marriage 1,263 49.1 582,236 47.4 8,001,141 47.7
De facto marriage 304 11.8 126,020 10.3 1,751,731 10.4
Not married 1,004 39.1 520,539 42.4 7,024,973 41.9

In Whyalla, of people aged 15 years and over, 49.1% of people were in a registered marriage and 11.8% were in a de facto marriage.

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Education Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Preschool 40 4.1 20,292 4.2 347,621 4.8
Primary - Government 197 20.4 94,526 19.5 1,314,787 18.2
Primary - Catholic 123 12.7 26,196 5.4 380,604 5.3
Primary - other non Government 26 2.7 22,589 4.7 231,490 3.2
Secondary - Government 131 13.5 52,721 10.9 827,505 11.5
Secondary - Catholic 74 7.7 19,484 4.0 338,384 4.7
Secondary - other non Government 0 0.0 21,053 4.3 280,618 3.9
Technical or further education institution 82 8.5 31,394 6.5 424,869 5.9
University or tertiary institution 73 7.5 78,780 16.2 1,160,626 16.1
Other 15 1.6 11,501 2.4 198,383 2.8
Not stated 206 21.3 106,438 21.9 1,707,023 23.7

In Whyalla 26.6% of people were attending an educational institution. Of these, 35.5% were in primary school, 21.9% in secondary school and 16.0% in a tertiary or technical institution.

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Level of highest educational attainment
People aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Bachelor Degree level and above 429 14.2 256,510 18.5 4,181,406 22.0
Advanced Diploma and Diploma level 229 7.6 115,102 8.3 1,687,893 8.9
Certificate level IV 109 3.6 42,793 3.1 551,767 2.9
Certificate level III 631 20.8 188,790 13.6 2,442,203 12.8
Year 12 335 11.1 214,813 15.5 2,994,097 15.7
Year 11 338 11.2 128,782 9.3 941,531 4.9
Year 10 303 10.0 138,607 10.0 2,054,331 10.8
Certificate level II 3 0.1 1,077 0.1 13,454 0.1
Certificate level I 0 0.0 174 0.0 2,176 0.0
Year 9 or below 265 8.7 119,572 8.6 1,529,897 8.0
No educational attainment 15 0.5 11,000 0.8 145,844 0.8
Not stated 328 10.8 129,257 9.3 1,974,794 10.4

Of people aged 15 and over in Whyalla, 11.1% reported having completed Year 12 as their highest level of educational attainment, 24.2% had completed a Certificate III or IV and 7.6% had completed an Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

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Cultural & language diversity

Ancestry, top responses Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
English 1,480 30.4 639,350 28.5 7,852,224 25.0
Australian 1,461 30.0 560,374 25.0 7,298,243 23.3
Scottish 409 8.4 140,424 6.3 2,023,470 6.4
Irish 354 7.3 134,437 6.0 2,388,058 7.6
German 283 5.8 129,923 5.8 982,226 3.1

The most common ancestries in Whyalla were English 30.4%, Australian 30.0%, Scottish 8.4%, Irish 7.3% and German 5.8%.

Respondents had the option of reporting up to two ancestries on their Census form, and this is captured by the Ancestry Multi Response (ANCP) variable used in this table. Therefore, the total responses count will not equal the persons count for this area. Calculated percentages represent a proportion of all responses from people in Whyalla (including those who did not state an ancestry).

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Country of birth Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 2,752 76.4 1,192,546 71.1 15,614,835 66.7
Other top responses:  null  null  null  null  null  null
England 258 7.2 97,392 5.8 907,570 3.9
Scotland 78 2.2 11,991 0.7 119,417 0.5
South Africa 50 1.4 6,610 0.4 162,449 0.7
New Zealand 26 0.7 12,937 0.8 518,466 2.2
Germany 25 0.7 10,119 0.6 102,595 0.4

In Whyalla, 76.4% of people were born in Australia. The most common countries of birth were England 7.2%, Scotland 2.2%, South Africa 1.4%, New Zealand 0.7% and Germany 0.7%.

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Country of birth of father and/or mother, stated responses Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both parents born overseas 959 26.4 513,545 30.6 8,051,196 34.4
Father only born overseas 236 6.5 109,094 6.5 1,488,092 6.4
Mother only born overseas 204 5.6 79,405 4.7 1,094,591 4.7
Both parents born in Australia 1,977 54.5 869,207 51.8 11,070,538 47.3

In Whyalla, 54.5% of people had both parents born in Australia and 26.4% of people had both parents born overseas.

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Country of birth of father, stated responses Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 2,200 60.6 954,233 56.9 12,231,150 52.3
England 399 11.0 144,172 8.6 1,403,096 6.0
Scotland 141 3.9 25,390 1.5 276,038 1.2
South Africa 53 1.5 7,542 0.4 190,816 0.8
Ireland 44 1.2 9,916 0.6 169,273 0.7

In Whyalla, the most common countries of birth for male parents were Australia 60.6%, England 11.0%, Scotland 3.9%, South Africa 1.5% and Ireland 1.2%.

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Country of birth of mother, stated responses Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Australia 2,235 61.7 985,020 58.7 12,643,365 54.0
England 414 11.4 140,701 8.4 1,302,147 5.6
Scotland 147 4.1 23,476 1.4 245,915 1.1
South Africa 67 1.8 7,699 0.5 193,412 0.8
Germany 43 1.2 17,624 1.1 169,618 0.7

In Whyalla, the most common countries of birth for female parents were Australia 61.7%, England 11.4%, Scotland 4.1%, South Africa 1.8% and Germany 1.2%.

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Religious affiliation, top responses Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
No Religion, so described 1,294 35.8 594,313 35.4 6,933,708 29.6
Catholic 822 22.7 301,034 18.0 5,291,834 22.6
Anglican 402 11.1 167,658 10.0 3,101,185 13.3
Not stated 278 7.7 150,215 9.0 2,238,735 9.6
Uniting Church 260 7.2 118,229 7.1 870,183 3.7

The most common responses for religion in Whyalla were No Religion, so described 35.8%, Catholic 22.7%, Anglican 11.1%, Not stated 7.7% and Uniting Church 7.2%. In Whyalla, Christianity was the largest religious group reported overall (58.8%) (this figure excludes not stated responses).

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Language, top responses (other than English) Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Afrikaans 44 1.2 2,362 0.1 43,741 0.2
Greek 33 0.9 22,993 1.4 237,588 1.0
Italian 17 0.5 29,106 1.7 271,597 1.2
German 15 0.4 6,453 0.4 79,353 0.3
Spanish 13 0.4 5,669 0.3 140,817 0.6
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English only spoken at home 3,198 88.7 1,311,533 78.2 17,020,417 72.7
Households where a non English language is spoken 143 9.3 117,512 17.4 1,971,011 22.2

In Whyalla 88.7% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Afrikaans 1.2%, Greek 0.9%, Italian 0.5%, German 0.4% and Spanish 0.4%.

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Employment

Employment
People who reported being in the labour force, aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Worked full-time 1,058 58.5 435,110 53.9 6,623,065 57.7
Worked part-time 503 27.8 270,409 33.5 3,491,503 30.4
Away from work 84 4.6 40,582 5.0 569,276 5.0
Unemployed 165 9.1 60,488 7.5 787,452 6.9

There were 1,810 people who reported being in the labour force in the week before Census night in Whyalla. Of these 58.5% were employed full time, 27.8% were employed part-time and 9.1% were unemployed.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Employment - hours worked
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
1-15 hours per week 154 9.4 95,282 12.8 1,218,823 11.4
16-24 hours per week 150 9.1 77,283 10.4 1,079,236 10.1
25-34 hours per week 199 12.1 97,844 13.1 1,193,445 11.2
35-39 hours per week 323 19.6 153,550 20.6 2,031,263 19.0
40 hours or more per week 734 44.6 281,566 37.7 4,591,801 43.0

Of employed people in Whyalla, 9.4% worked 1 to 15 hours, 9.1% worked 16 to 24 hours and 44.6% worked 40 hours or more.

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Occupation
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Professionals 327 19.9 151,091 20.3 2,370,966 22.2
Technicians and Trades Workers 298 18.2 100,142 13.4 1,447,414 13.5
Machinery Operators and Drivers 191 11.6 45,515 6.1 670,106 6.3
Managers 188 11.5 94,075 12.6 1,390,047 13.0
Community and Personal Service Workers 180 11.0 89,625 12.0 1,157,003 10.8
Clerical and Administrative Workers 155 9.4 99,540 13.3 1,449,681 13.6
Sales Workers 138 8.4 71,761 9.6 1,000,955 9.4
Labourers 115 7.0 82,850 11.1 1,011,520 9.5

The most common occupations in Whyalla included Professionals 19.9%, Technicians and Trades Workers 18.2%, Machinery Operators and Drivers 11.6%, Managers 11.5%, Community and Personal Service Workers 11.0%, Clerical and Administrative Workers 9.4%, Sales Workers 8.4% and Labourers 7.0%.

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Industry of employment, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing 181 11.6 2,000 0.3 22,048 0.2
Iron Ore Mining 142 9.1 1,201 0.2 33,163 0.3
Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 95 6.1 30,463 4.1 411,808 3.9
Primary Education 62 4.0 16,651 2.2 231,198 2.2
Supermarket and Grocery Stores 52 3.3 21,632 2.9 254,275 2.4

Of the employed people in Whyalla, the most common responses for industry of employment included Iron Smelting and Steel Manufacturing 11.6%, Iron Ore Mining 9.1%, Hospitals (except Psychiatric Hospitals) 6.1%, Primary Education 4.0% and Supermarket and Grocery Stores 3.3%.

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Median weekly incomes
People aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Personal 656 -- 600 -- 662 --
Family 1,906 -- 1,510 -- 1,734 --
Household 1,351 -- 1,206 -- 1,438 --

The median weekly personal income for people aged 15 years and over in Whyalla was $656.

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Travel to work, top responses
Employed people aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Car, as driver 1,122 68.5 492,357 66.0 6,574,571 61.5
Walked only 103 6.3 20,697 2.8 370,427 3.5
Car, as passenger 78 4.8 34,003 4.6 489,922 4.6
Worked at home 34 2.1 32,679 4.4 503,582 4.7
Bus 33 2.0 29,592 4.0 323,201 3.0
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People who travelled to work by public transport 46 2.8 53,457 7.2 1,225,668 11.5
People who travelled to work by car as driver or passenger 1,226 74.7 539,409 72.3 7,305,271 68.4

In Whyalla, on the day of the Census, the most common methods of travel to work for employed people included Car, as driver 68.5%, Walked only 6.3%, Car, as passenger 4.8%, Worked at home 2.1% and Bus 2.0%. On the day, 2.8% of employed people used public transport (train, bus, ferry, tram/light rail) as at least one of their methods of travel to work and 74.7% used car (either as driver or as passenger).

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Unpaid work
People aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Did unpaid domestic work (last week) 2,184 72.1 982,036 71.0 13,143,914 69.0
Cared for child/children (last two weeks) 864 28.5 380,737 27.5 5,259,400 27.6
Provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability (last two weeks) 361 11.9 168,496 12.2 2,145,203 11.3
Did voluntary work through an organisation or group (last 12 months) 788 26.0 295,670 21.4 3,620,726 19.0

In Whyalla, of people aged 15 years and over, 72.1% did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census. During the two weeks before the Census, 28.5% provided care for children and 11.9% assisted family members or others due to a disability, long term illness or problems related to old age. In the year before the Census, 26.0% of people did voluntary work through an organisation or a group.

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Unpaid domestic work, number of hours
People aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than 5 hours per week 589 19.5 299,651 21.7 4,298,593 22.6
5 to 14 hours per week 873 28.9 379,617 27.4 4,944,578 26.0
15 to 29 hours per week 421 13.9 174,791 12.6 2,189,776 11.5
30 hours or more per week 294 9.7 127,972 9.2 1,710,970 9.0

Of people who did unpaid domestic work in the week before the Census in Whyalla, 28.9% worked 5 to 14 hours, 13.9% worked 15 to 29 hours and 9.7% worked 30 hours or more.

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Families

family composition | employment status of couple families

Family composition

Family composition Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Couple family without children 405 43.6 178,588 40.2 2,291,987 37.8
Couple family with children 404 43.5 184,733 41.6 2,716,224 44.7
One parent family 117 12.6 73,128 16.5 959,543 15.8
Other family 3 0.3 7,282 1.6 102,559 1.7

Of the families in Whyalla, 43.5% were couple families with children, 43.6% were couple families without children and 12.6% were one parent families.

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Single (or lone) parents
Proportion of the total single (or lone) parent population
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male -- 19.6 -- 19.4 -- 18.2
Female -- 80.4 -- 80.6 -- 81.8

In Whyalla, 19.6% of single parents were male and 80.4% were female.

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Employment status of couple families

Employment status of parents in couple families
Labour force, parents or partners aged 15 years and over
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Both employed, worked full-time 157 19.4 67,049 18.5 1,084,006 21.6
Both employed, worked part-time 20 2.5 16,589 4.6 203,596 4.1
One employed full-time, one part-time 201 24.8 83,567 23.0 1,086,460 21.7
One employed full-time, other not working 130 16.1 47,483 13.1 749,886 15.0
One employed part-time, other not working 34 4.2 23,992 6.6 302,037 6.0
Both not working 165 20.4 84,108 23.1 1,006,697 20.1
Other (includes away from work) 42 5.2 18,943 5.2 264,145 5.3
Labour force status not stated (by one or both parents in a couple family) 60 7.4 21,592 5.9 311,381 6.2

In Whyalla, of couple families with children, 19.4% had both partners employed full-time, 2.5% had both employed part-time and 24.8% had one employed full-time and the other part-time.

The ABS Labour Force Survey provides the official estimates of Australia's unemployment rate. More information about Census and labour force status is provided in Understanding the Census and Census Data.

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Dwellings

dwelling structure | household composition | mortgage & rent | number of motor vehicles | internet connection

Dwelling structure

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households

Dwelling count Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Occupied private dwellings 1,439 81.8 638,782 87.4 8,286,073 88.8
Unoccupied private dwellings 320 18.2 92,242 12.6 1,039,874 11.2

In Whyalla, 81.8% of private dwellings were occupied and 18.2% were unoccupied.

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Dwelling structure
Occupied private dwellings
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Separate house 1,059 73.6 496,799 77.8 6,041,788 72.9
Semi-detached, row or terrace house, townhouse etc 271 18.8 94,510 14.8 1,055,016 12.7
Flat or apartment 76 5.3 42,003 6.6 1,087,434 13.1
Other dwelling 23 1.6 3,016 0.5 64,425 0.8

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla, 73.6% were separate houses, 18.8% were semi-detached, row or terrace houses, townhouses etc, 5.3% were flats or apartments and 1.6% were other dwellings.

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Number of bedrooms
Occupied private dwellings
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None (includes bedsitters) 11 0.8 1,611 0.3 39,769 0.5
1 bedroom 48 3.4 21,505 3.4 411,252 5.0
2 bedrooms 396 27.8 118,792 18.6 1,562,759 18.9
3 bedrooms 617 43.3 333,035 52.1 3,403,190 41.1
4 or more bedrooms 331 23.2 150,400 23.5 2,670,758 32.2
Number of bedrooms not stated 23 1.6 13,455 2.1 198,351 2.4
Average number of bedrooms per dwelling 2.9 -- 3 -- 3.1 --
Average number of people per household 2.3 -- 2.4 -- 2.6 --

In Whyalla, of occupied private dwellings 3.4% had 1 bedroom, 27.8% had 2 bedrooms and 43.3% had 3 bedrooms. The average number of bedrooms per occupied private dwelling was 2.9. The average household size was 2.3 people.

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Tenure
Occupied private dwellings
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Owned outright 461 32.2 205,531 32.2 2,565,695 31.0
Owned with a mortgage 507 35.5 225,670 35.3 2,855,222 34.5
Rented 428 29.9 182,180 28.5 2,561,302 30.9
Other tenure type 9 0.6 9,847 1.5 78,994 1.0
Tenure type not stated 25 1.7 15,566 2.4 224,869 2.7

Of occupied private dwellings in Whyalla, 32.2% were owned outright, 35.5% were owned with a mortgage and 29.9% were rented.

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Household composition

Household composition Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Family households 920 64.4 436,817 68.4 5,907,625 71.3
Single (or lone) person households 479 33.5 179,119 28.0 2,023,542 24.4
Group households 29 2.0 22,855 3.6 354,917 4.3

In Whyalla, of all households, 64.4% were family households, 33.5% were single person households and 2.0% were group households.

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Household income Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Less than $650 gross weekly income -- 25.3 -- 23.8 -- 20.0
More than $3,000 gross weekly income -- 15.6 -- 10.7 -- 16.4

In Whyalla, 25.3% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 15.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.

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Mortgage & rent

Proportions are calculated using all tenure types for occupied private dwellings. This excludes visitor only and other non-classifiable households.

Rent weekly payments Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median rent 188 -- 260 -- 335 --
Households where rent payments are less than 30% of household income -- 91.3 -- 89.8 -- 88.5
Households with rent payments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 8.7 -- 10.2 -- 11.5

The number of households where rent payments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were not renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Mortgage monthly repayments Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median mortgage repayments 1,500 -- 1,491 -- 1,755 --
Households where mortgage repayments are less than 30% of household income -- 96.4 -- 93.4 -- 92.8
Households with mortgage repayments greater than or equal to 30% of household income -- 3.6 -- 6.6 -- 7.2

The number of households where mortgage repayments were 30% or more of an imputed income measure are expressed in this table as a proportion of the total number of households in an area (including those households which were renting, and excluding the small proportion of visitor only and other non-classifiable households). The nature of the income imputation means that the reported proportion may significantly overstate the true proportion.

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Number of motor vehicles

Number of registered motor vehicles Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
None 109 7.6 47,848 7.5 623,829 7.5
1 motor vehicle 488 34.2 228,940 35.8 2,881,485 34.8
2 motor vehicles 518 36.4 229,930 36.0 2,999,184 36.2
3 or more vehicles 264 18.5 112,047 17.5 1,496,382 18.1
Number of motor vehicles not stated 46 3.2 20,017 3.1 285,197 3.4

In Whyalla, 34.2% of occupied private dwellings had one registered motor vehicle garaged or parked at their address, 36.4% had two registered motor vehicles and 18.5% had three or more registered motor vehicles.

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Internet connection

Dwelling internet connection Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Internet not accessed from dwelling 306 21.4 108,737 17.0 1,172,415 14.1
Internet accessed from dwelling 1,102 76.9 515,114 80.6 6,892,165 83.2
Not stated 25 1.7 14,941 2.3 221,494 2.7

In Whyalla, 76.9% of households had at least one person access the internet from the dwelling. This could have been through a desktop/laptop computer, mobile or smart phone, tablet, music or video player, gaming console, smart TV or any other device.

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Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people

selected people & dwelling characteristics

People characteristics

People characteristics
Count based on place of usual residence on Census night.
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Male 38 54.3 16,891 49.4 322,171 49.6
Female 32 45.7 17,292 50.6 326,996 50.4
Median age 31 -- 23 -- 23 --

In Whyalla, 54.3% of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people were male and 45.7% were female. The median age was 31 years.

View the data quality statements for: Place of Usual Residence (PURP) Indigenous status (INGP)

Dwelling characteristics

Dwelling tables exclude visitor only and other non-classifiable households. These tables represent occupied private dwellings where at least one Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person was present.

Dwelling characteristics
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Average number of people per household 2.4 -- 3 -- 3.2 --
Average number of persons per bedroom 0.8 -- 1 -- 1 --
Median weekly household income 668 -- 1,014 -- 1,203 --

In Whyalla, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the average household size was 2.4 persons, with 0.8 persons per bedroom. The median household income was $668.

View the data quality statements for: Number of Bedrooms in Private Dwelling (BEDD) Household composition (HHCD) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Mortgage and rent
Occupied private dwellings where at least one person was Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
Whyalla % Whyalla South Australia % South Australia Australia % Australia
Median weekly rent 150 -- 220 -- 250 --
Median monthly mortgage repayments 1,322 -- 1,387 -- 1,660 --

In Whyalla, for dwellings occupied by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, the median weekly rent was $150 and the median monthly mortgage repayment was $1,322.

View the data quality statements for: Rent weekly payments (RNTD) Mortgage monthly repayments (MRED) Indigenous household Indicator (INGDWTD)

Small random adjustments have been made to all cell values to protect the confidentiality of data. These adjustments may cause the sum of rows or columns to differ by small amounts from the table totals. For further information, go to the User Guide for QuickStats.

Data reported for Australia and Other Territories now includes Norfolk Island, following an amendment to the Acts Interpretation Act, 1901. Because Norfolk Island has not previously been included in the Census, any 2011 benchmarks will not include Norfolk Island.